D And C

D and C stands for dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the lining of the uterus is removed by inserting a spoon-shaped instrument (curette), after dilating (expanding) the cervix (opening of the uterus). It is indicated in conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), after miscarriage or abortion, and suspected cancerous condition.

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What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction m...  Read Full »

I had two miscarriages in my past. What is the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of miscarriage at 18 weeks, and hysteroscopy and laparoscopy confirmed cervical incompetence and my polypoidal endometrium was removed. Recently I conceived again with follicle test procedure during which CG 10000 was injected into my blood, but unfortunately, I had to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident by the history that you have cervical incompetence, and that is what the possible cause of your mid-second-trimester spontaneous abortion. Nextly your TSH (stimulating thyroid hormone) levels are high, qualifying you to be hypothyroid, which is the prob...  Read Full »

Why am I still bleeding a month after a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion a few months back but retained the gestational sac. After 39 days, I had my periods. Again I conceived three months back and had a miscarriage 5 weeks later. I am still bleeding and it is heavy bleeding with lots of blood. The blood is bright red in color. Along with...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that your bleeding has not stopped even after a month of miscarriage, indicates that there is all likelihood that you may have retained products of conception. It is mandatory to get a transvaginal ultrasound pelvis to check for endometrial thickness and fo...  Read Full »

I have sperm leakage from vagina post-sex after D and C procedure. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

Why did I have very less bleeding after a medical abortion?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was delayed. I had a pregnancy check which was positive. I consulted a gynecologist since I did not want a baby and hence decided to go for medical abortion (as my son is just 12 months). She prescribed me with medicine and after 48 hours she had asked me to place 4 medicine...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. I have gone through your history and ultrasound scan and it is showing that the abortion is incomplete and there are a retained products of conception in the uterine cavity. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Your docto...  Read Full »

Fourth ultrasound after IVF has no signs of fetal pole.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my pregnancy and my IVF transfer. I had an ultrasound five days back with my IVF doctor. They are calculating my pregnancy at seven weeks. I had a five-day embryo transfer last month and found out that I am pregnant. However, after my fourth ultrasound yesterday...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems it was anembryonic pregnancy means the sac was formed but without a fetal pole. Sac is not growing inside to have a fetal pole and gradually towards further stages of pregnancy even after hormonal support. It is a bit depressing but if you want to wait for some...  Read Full »

I got an abortion done 10 days back. Why am I bleeding during sex now?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got an abortion done. Within 10 of it, we had sex using a condom. There was bleeding and now it has been 2 days. The bleeding has stopped, but I feel nausea and weakness just like during pregnancy. Am I pregnant again?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.How did you get your abortion done, by D and C (Dilatation and Curettage) or by abortion pills?You had sex within 10 days of abortion using a condom, so the chances of another pregnancy are almost nil. But you had some heavy bleeding and feeling symptoms like that of pregn...  Read Full »

Does a transvaginal ultrasound show the remains of a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a D and C four months back after a miscarriage, and I got my last periods two months back. So, I went back to the doctor to make sure there is no continuing pregnancy. I had a vaginal ultrasound, which she said is all clear, and I am perfectly fine. She said I just have a little ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? A vaginal ultrasound shows if there is any pregnancy or remains of the miscarriage in the uterine cavity. This can also detect any significant clots in the uterine cavity. So, you can trust the scan reports. Usually, in pregnancy, no matter how many wee...  Read Full »

I masturbated soon after D and C. Did I hurt my healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I had D and C four days ago. On the day of D and C, I was so stressed out and masturbated after (twice without penetration). I got cramp in each orgasm but no bleeding. I had mild discomfort after. Did I hurt my healing? I have had minimal cramping and no bleeding since my D and C. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Just relax, you are absolutely fine. Let me give you few facts. Just look up the image of the uterus. D and C is done on the interior of the uterus. The contents of the uterus and inner lining of the uterus are scrapped out. Your no bleeding, only...  Read Full »

Should we get D and C as a part of treatment to get baby?

Query: Hello doctor, We both are 30 year old couple and we have been planning for a baby for more than a year. My wife has normal period and as per the medical report my semen is fine. We have visited a doctor in our locality and he advised cleaning of the uterus (D and C - dilation and curettage). Cou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me the complete reports to get better knowledge about your problem. A few suggestions based on the other information mentioned in the description are as follows. Norflox (Norfloxacin), Tinidazole and Levoflox (Levofloxacin) if being taken by your wife ...  Read Full »

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